In this issue of Bulletin we feature a new interview with artist Bridget Riley, who talks with Paul Moorhouse, senior curator at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Moorhouse visited Riley in her East London studio earlier this year, and discussed the development of her new work for Christchurch. And Sally Blundell investigates the University of Canterbury’s relationship with the Len Lye Foundation and the development of a ten-metre version of Lye’s Blade from the early 1970s.
Accompanying our beautiful exhibition Sydow: Tomorrow Never Knows, curator Peter Vangioni talks to UK-based artist Stephen Furlonger, who was a friend and contemporary of Carl Sydow’s. Furlonger discusses the London expatriate art scene, and the sense of potential that drew artists there. Also looking at a sense of potential, architect and educator Rau Hoskins investigates the Christchurch rebuild, seeking a Māori presence in our new built landscape, and finds the expression of iwi and hapū cultural identity across the city in some very successful signature projects. And writer and curator Balamohan Shingade talks to Bush about religion, spirituality, and the rituals she observes from her Dunedin studio. There’s crime too – Nick Spill, formerly a curator at the National Art Gallery and latterly a bodyguard and private investigator in Miami, lifts the lid on a little-known art heist here in Christchurch.
My Favourite comes from Murray Horton, who remembers Tony Fomison the political man; and this quarter’s Postcard is from photographer Ben Cauchi in Berlin. Mark Braunias provides the thirty-third instalment in our Pagework series.
Dimensions: 265 x 215mm
Imprint: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
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